Sport in Namibia

In Namibia, just like other countries, football is the most popular sport in the country. Football is very popular and they have their own league; Namibia Premier League. Their main governing body for football is known as Namibia Football Association. The national football team has been part of the COSAFA Cup since 1998 but sadly, they never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. Spectator sports are very popular in the country and some of the examples of those sports are boxing, rugby and golf.

Boxing is also one of the most watched spectator sports in Namibia and this country can proudly say that they have many title-holders in this sport. Rugby is also quite popular in the country, the national team is called “Welwitschia” named after the country’s national plant. Their team won the International Rugby Cup (IRB) for the first time in 2010.

Golf is also very popular in Namibia, a popular golf course is called the Rossmund Desert Golf Course that can be found in Swakopmund and their best golfer from Namibia is Trevor Dodds.

Considering the fact that Namibia has a relatively minute population of less than 3 million, they have performed quite well in the biggest sporting event in the world. Frank "Frankie" Fredericks took home four silver medals in Track and Field. He took two of those in 1992 and then again in 1996.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Namibia. Until it gained independence from South Africa in 1990, players for Namibia were often eligible to represent South Africa. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please make a comment below.

Popular sports of Namibia

Namibia Sporting Success

Athletes from Namibia

Namibia Sports trivia

Namibia at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Namibia

Upcoming sporting events in Namibia

Annual sporting events held in Namibia

Sporting Facilities in Namibia

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